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smb_gaiden Page Icon Posted 2020-05-13 9:25 PM
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C:Amie - 2020-05-13 1:09 PM

So few people ever encountered the format, in practice by the end of 1997 and colour H/PC's, no one needed it. It is super easy to implement though, in terms of read/write logic.


Actually, hold your horses on the date!

Had to implement a converter for 2bit bitmaps in 2001 for my employer for the cell phone market. Specifically when this phone appeared: https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=151
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Mjolnir Page Icon Posted 2020-05-21 11:50 PM
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Well it's been a 50/50 day here in Toyland. I installed Wodeon and Hum on my 360LX. First the good news, Hum played some short mp3s very well, Wodeon choked up but I was kind of expecting such because I haven't had time to try to tailor a video to my device's meager capabilities.
As a lark I tried feeding it a video with these specifications:
ffprobe EASTER.mpg 
 
Input #0, mpeg, from 'EASTER.mpg': 
  Duration: 00:00:11.03, start: 0.513322, bitrate: 442 kb/s 
    Stream #0:0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg1video, yuv420p(tv), 160x112 [SAR 1:1 DAR 10:7], 104857 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc 
    Stream #0:1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 24000 Hz, mono, s16p, 160 kb/s


Suggestions welcome.

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2020-05-22 12:10 AM
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Have you tried adjusting buffering settings in Wodeon? It's demanding a lot from an ultralow power monochrome display CE 2 device to play MPEG-1 and MP3 files, but letting it buffer a bit more helps in the former case.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2020-05-22 5:46 AM
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PowerDVD/DVD Catalyst used to have a benchmark for this that produced a number that would optimise settings to enable playback on H/PC's. See the screen ratings section
https://www.hpcfactor.com/qlink/?linkID=92

Basically, ensure the resolution is native so it doesn't have to interpolate and pull the frame rate down.
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